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[mass noun] The capacity for or process of reacting to certain stimuli selectively when several occur simultaneously.
- ‘To illustrate the use of confidence intervals in this context, consider a study in which different groups of subjects are assigned to different conditions in a study of selective attention involving Stroop stimuli.’
- ‘One cognitive process that has shown that shift is selective attention, which is the ability of a person to focus on one stimulus while ignoring others.’
- ‘Many cognitive psychologists also examine the effects of selective attention.’
- ‘This reconfiguration code could involve selective attention to the task-relevant stimulus set or memory for the relevant category associations.’
- ‘She has chosen to complete her dissertation with a study on selective attention and the cognitive effects of dopamine replacement therapy in individuals with Parkinson's Disease.’
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